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  1. 1.  Delivered in partnership with the University College Plymouth St Mark & St John MBA UCP MARJON ONLINE
  2. 2. 32 University College Plymouth St Mark & St John (UCP Marjon) has over 170 years of heritage, tradition, academic excellence and experience working in partnership with higher education institutions to offer a broad range of collaborative higher education programmes. Academically, the UCP Marjon strives for excellence. The National Student Survey results have placed UCP Marjon in the top 15% of all institutions. In the Sunday Times University Guide, it was ranked 4th for Teaching Excellence (ahead of Oxford University) and 3rd overall amongst university colleges. UCP Marjon offers a great range of courses from Foundation Degrees & Progression Courses to Honours Degrees and Postgraduate study. Amongst the oldest and most experienced teacher training providers in the South West, UCP Marjon has been successfully training teachers since 1840, receiving praise in the Ofsted inspections. UCP Marjon has excellent links with local schools and is both well known and well respected. Staff are passionate about their subjects and work hard to help students fulfill their potential and succeed in their studies. They provide plenty of contact time in a supportive and friendly environment. UCP Marjon wants to ensure that you are well prepared for employment when you graduate, so it provides all the transferable skills you need, along with practical experience in relevant employment fields. UCP Marjon supplies an excellent careers service and the most recent government statistics show that over 90% of graduates are either in employment or continuing in higher education six months after graduation. Located in the South west of England, Plymouth is perfectly situated to make the most of the countryside, moorland and coast. UCP Marjon Staff are passionate about their subjects and work hard to help students fulfill their potential and succeed in their studies.
  3. 3. 4 5Why study online Studying online gives you the opportunity to adapt YOUR time to the course and not the other way around. Progress is made at YOUR pace and you may enjoy the flexibility study- ing online provides, in regards to where and when to study. It is completely interactive, giving you the opportunity to communicate with fellow students and your personal tutor via emails, discussion boards and chat rooms. Technology mediated learning seems all set to enhance the accessibility of modules and in fact, pursuing a degree has become much easier now with the introduction of online modules through a state of the art learning environment. Online study is far more convenient and flexible than traditional face-to-face classes. With UCP Marjon, your degree comes to you. Wherever you are, you can study for your MBA. Although it is a self-study module, you will always have the support of our teaching faculty and communication with fellow students through our online learning platform. The MBA degree you earn will hold the same value, acceptance and credibility as any equivalent degree earned in a traditional campus environment. There are no compulsory residential elements to our degrees – though you can, if you wish, attend our tutorials or take some modules on campus. Highlights of online learning n The prospect of earning your MBA online offers a state of the art learning environment, the freedom to participate in classes whenever and wherever you choose and the opportunity to earn the highly respected degree you need to advance your career. n Your classes will take place in an online environment. You can log in at any time at your convenience. Once online, you’ll communicate with your instructors and fellow students, read assigned texts, access digital materials, post assignments and comment on other student’s assignments. While you’re required to log in at least two separate days each week, you will, of course, benefit greatly from regular and more frequent attendance. n Your online course experience will take place on an advanced learning management system designed to facilitate the optimal learning experience for students. In addition to the educational platform you’ll utilize to communicate with faculty and fellow students, you’ll also have access to e-textbooks offering you the capability to highlight, annotate, create bookmarks, search, download and self-assess. n Similar to a campus classroom, the online experience will include extensive participation and interaction with faculty and fellow students.You’ll also use the online forum to communicate with advisors, teaching assistants and instructional specialists. n Once you have successfully completed your degree, you will be eligible to participate in the traditional graduation ceremony at our campus in Plymouth. The annual ceremony takes place in the autumn. n Module sequences begin each month, so you can enroll in and begin your degree programme, immediately putting you that much closer to your graduation. n You’ll take one module at a time, each lasting 6 weeks. This advanced learning method designed for adults allows you to concentrate your entire focus on one subject area before moving onto the next, while also allowing you to earn your degree in an accelerated time frame. n The MBA degree you earn will hold the same value, acceptance and credibility as any equivalent degree earned in a traditional campus environment. n An S.O.L. (supported open learning) option is available at selected and approved centres where students benefit from on-campus tutorials in addition to online learning. With UCP Marjon, your degree comes to you.Wherever you are, you can study for your MBA
  4. 4. 6 Duration Of Modules: The UCP Marjon online MBA modules are of 6 weeks duration each. Students take one module at a time and upon successful completion they can take the next. Evaluation Of Performance Continuous evaluation of student performance is undertaken throughout the offering of each module. This includes evaluation of assignments, tests and projects. CreditTransfer If you have successfully completed post graduate modules, your studies may be able to count towards the credit requirements of the online MBA. If we accept the transfer of credits this will reduce the number of modules you will need to study with UCP Marjon and allow you to gain the MBA in a shorter period of time. To find out more about credit transfer opportunities please email our Academic Affairs department. *The transferability of credits is subject to UCP Marjon’s transfer credit policies, and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward a degree programme. Grading System The grading policy for the MBA is the following: Grade and numerical equivalent Distinction 70 - 100 Merit 60 - 69 Pass 50 - 59 Condonable Fail 40 - 49 Fail 1 - 39 No Work Submitted 0 Mba Admission Policy UCP Marjon online MBA is a rigorous academic programme for high-potential business professionals. The Office of Admissions takes into account all aspects of each candidate’s profile: academic, professional and personal, with a view towards admitting all those who are eligible for graduate business education, show strong potential and determination for career success and can contribute to a rewarding, collective educational experience. Minimum admission requirements for the Online MBA programme: 1. An accredited Bachelor’s degree (European, American or equivalent) is required for admission to the MBA programme. Some professional qualifications may also be acceptable. Extensive professional experience may also be considered for admission to the programme. 2. Proficiency in English - Students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimumTOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, or GCSE“O”Level with minimum“C”or IELTS with a score of 6.5 or score placement at the MBA English Placement Test which can be taken online. The University offers English modules at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission. 3. Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended. Instead of hard copy transcripts, you may supply official electronic transcripts issued by a post-secondary institution directly to UCP Marjon online. You must supply transcripts regardless of the number of credits earned or the type of school you attended. If you do not list all post- secondary institutions on your application and these are listed Studying online gives you the opportunity to adapt YOUR time to the course and not the other way around. 7 Academic Policies and Regulations Admission Requirements
  5. 5. 8 9 on transcripts received from other institutions, processing of your application will be delayed until you have submitted the remaining transcripts. 4. Academic Background - Applicants with a non-business background can be admitted onto the programme but they may have to take preparatory foundation modules. 5. Personal Statement - a personal statement is required as part of the admission process to the MBA programme. Please note all submitted materials become the property of UCP Marjon online. Progression Routes Direct entry into specific levels of the MBA programmes is possible for those candidates who hold business related Level 7 qualifications and wish to‘top-up’their diplomas to an MBA degree, provided the learning outcomes of their award satisfy those of the equivalent levels of the MBA programme for which they seek admission. Direct Entry and other AP(E)L (approved prior and experiential learning) opportunities are considered on an individual basis. Details of such opportunities can be discussed with an Admissions Adviser. Period Of Study The UCP Marjon MBA takes a minimum of 12 months to complete. Typically students require 18 months. Application/Registration Students can complete the Application/Admission procedure online through the MBA website www.ucpmarjononline.co.uk After the submission of the application form and the payment of the application fee, the student’s application form is processed and a decision is reached within 2 working days. Upon admission the student is requested to pay the initial deposit and then is given access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Applicants are requested to submit the following documents: n Completed MBA Application Form n Copies of academic qualifications n Academic Transcript/Grade Report n Other certificates or examination results n TOEFL/GCE/GCSE/IELTS results n GMAT results n Recent photo n Curriculum Vitae TheOfficeofAdmissionswillnotprocessanyApplication forAdmission unlessallrequireddocuments,aslistedabove,aresubmitted.
  6. 6. 10 11 The MBA PROGRAMME STRUCTURE The UCP Marjon MBA Programme requires students to complete 46 credit hours/120 ECTS, in order to obtain the MBA Degree. The UCP Marjon MBA Core Programme consists of 9 Core Modules. These Core Modules are designed to provide the student with an integrated education in all the fundamental areas of business. CORE MODULES CREDITS ECTS MBA-604 Decision Making Methods Tools 15 7.5 MBA-607 Organizations and HR Management 15 7.5 MBA-608 Business Economics 15 7.5 MBA-621 Financial Managerial Accounting 15 7.5 MBA-622 Financial Management 15 7.5 MBA-667 Strategic Marketing 15 7.5 MBA-670 Operations Quality Management 15 7.5 MBA-685 Corporate Strategy 15 7.5 MBA-790 Research Methodology 10 10 OPTION A - MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION (choose 4) CREDITS ECTS MBA-701 Organizational Behavior 3 7.5 MBA-703 Business Ethics 3 7.5 MBA-705 Consultancy Process 3 7.5 MBA-706 Managing Corporate Change 3 7.5 MBA-707 Entrepreneurship and SME’s 3 7.5 MBA-708 Supply Chain Management 3 7.5 MBA-709 Management Science 3 7.5 OPTION B - MARKETING SPECIALIZATION* CREDITS ECTS MBA-712 Market Research 3 7.5 MBA-713 Consumer Behavior 3 7.5 MBA-718 Marketing Communications 3 7.5 MBA-719 Global Marketing 3 7.5 OPTION C - FINANCE SPECIALIZATION (choose 4) CREDITS ECTS MBA-721 Portfolio Analysis 3 7.5 MBA-722 Financial Markets Institutions 3 7.5 MBA-723 Financial Risk Management 3 7.5 MBA-724 Global Financial Strategies 3 7.5 MBA-726 Working Capital Management 3 7.5 OPTION D - MIS SPECIALIZATION* CREDITS ECTS MBA-730 E-Business 3 7.5 MBA-735 Computer Networks Communication Systems 3 7.5 MBA-736 Information Systems Development 3 7.5 MBA-738 IT Project Management 3 7.5 * Subject to validation In partnership with the University of Nicosia Module sequences begin each month, so you can enroll in and begin your degree programme,immediately
  7. 7. 1312 MBA – 604 DECISION MAKING METHODS TOOLS The objective of this module is to introduce students to decision making methods and tools, as they are applied in business and management. The module is divided in three parts, the first part introduces inferential statis- tics, the second part introduces the principles of regression and forecast- ing methods as applied in business and management and the third part introduces the principles of optimization and decision theory. A number of applications and case studies are discussed to provide virtual hands-on experience in decision making. MBA – 607 ORGANIZATIONS HR MANAGEMENT This module provides a comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts and techniques focusing on practical applications that all managers need to deal with in their HR related responsibilities. The module focuses on specific explanations and illustrations of essential HR management topics like job analysis, selection and recruitment, testing, training and development, compensation and performance appraisal MBA – 608 BUSINESS ECONOMICS This module critically examines economic and strategic managerial deci- sions under various economic and market conditions. It also introduces stu- dents to a vital international comparative perspective in order to highlight how different economic systems and structures, influence economic and business performance, market environment and thus corporate strategies. MBA – 621 FINANCIAL MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING This module provides a general overview of financial and management accounting theory and practice. The focus is on the following topics: cash flow statements, analysis of financial statements, issues related to contrib- uted capital (legal capital, preferred stock, treasury stock, stock splits), and income and changes in retained earnings (earnings per share, dividends, and statement of changes in stockholders’equity). In the second half of the modules, students will address Management Accounting covering Planning and Control, Short-term Decision Making, Strategic Manage- ment Accounting and the Management of Working Capital and Sources of Finance. MBA – 622 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT This module addresses the principles, concepts and practices of corporate financial management, and the theories and applications underlying the financial decision making process.Topics covered include agency theory, valuation, capital structure and cost, capital budgeting, corporate bankruptcy, working capital management, dividend policy, and mergers and acquisitions. MBA – 667 STRATEGIC MARKETING This module provides students with a comprehensive knowledge base in the field of marketing, including its philosophy, application and strategic context. The module describes the leading theories and models that are used to explain key concepts in strategic marketing and identifies the external and internal forces that impact upon the choices involved in the de- velopment, production and distribution of goods and services. The module additionally cultivates the skills and competencies required towards strate- gic marketing planning, with various tools and processes being presented both as a theoretical basis and in their practical application framework. Students are finally taught how to practically integrate theory with prac- tice towards the development of a strategic marketing plan. MBA – 670 OPERATIONS AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT This module examines the basic elements of operations management with particular focus on inputs and suppliers, process and capacity planning, forecasting, inventory management, product and project management, implications of globalization, and the issue of quality and competitiveness. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating how the operations function can support business strategy. MBA – 685 CORPORATE STRATEGY Managers face no greater challenge than that of strategic planning and strategic management. Guiding a complex organization through a dynamic, rapidly changing environment requires the best of judgment. Strategic planning issues are invariably ambiguous and unstructured, and the way in which management responds to them, determines whether an organization will succeed or fail. In this capstone module students will be asked to face the aforementioned challenges. They will become familiar with the strategic planning process in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, within the context of the global aspects of strategy. MBA – 790 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This module develops and extends students’knowledge and experience of quantitative and qualitative research methods as well as facilitating their understanding and ability to apply the key methodological principles in the design of different types of research. The instruction examines the rela- tionship between measurement, theory construction and testing through the principal methods of data collection and their applications. MBA Core Modules
  8. 8. 1514 MBA – 701 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR This module introduces students to the importance of effective design and management of organizations through the thoughtful application of knowledge concerning the behaviour of people in the workplace. The em- phasis is on the human actor who is central to organizational effectiveness and success. The module focuses on developing professional competen- cies related to topics such as motivation, communication, leadership, group and team work, organizational change design, culture and change and occupational stress. MBA – 703 BUSINESS ETHICS How do people live their lives according to a standard of‘right’or‘wrong’ behaviour? The concepts of‘business ethics’are examined, where employ- ees face the dilemma of balancing their own moral standards with those of the company they work for. Should the business world be viewed as an artificial environment, where the rules by which you choose to live your own life don’t necessarily apply? MBA – 705 CONSULTANCY PROCESS This module is designed to make students reflect on the process of work- ing as a consultant and develop a personal vision on the role of a process consultant. Furthermore, this module aims to develop understanding and skills in handling sensitive issues in consultancy, such as building trust, ethical problems, ensuring implementation and overcoming resistance to change, as well as developing skills in acting as a facilitator in team-build- ing. Furthermore, this module aims to develop understanding and skills in the various aspects of managing a consultancy firm and consultancy assignments. MBA – 706 MANAGING CORPORATE CHANGE This module focuses on the management of change in contemporary organizations. The information presented covers the theories, models, methods and techniques used by change agents to bring about positive change within organizations. Here, the primary emphasis will be on: (1) an open systems model of organization; (2) an action research framework for change agent (consultant) engagement, (3) the interrelated methods and associated techniques of organizational development, total quality management, and business process re-engineering, and (4) complemen- tary tools, techniques and future trends. MBA – 707 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SME’S This module demystifies the process of starting a business by present- ing difficult business concepts in a manner that can be assimilated by the small business entrepreneur. Students will learn how to start a small business, operate a small business and turn their ideas into viable business opportunities.. MBA – 708 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT This module examines all issues related to Supply Chain Management. Topics include purchasing, vendor relations, inventory strategies and control, warehousing, material handling, layout planning, packaging and transportation, combined under supply chain management general aspects. Students will gain applied experience through problem sets and case studies. MBA – 709 MANAGEMENT SCIENCE This module introduces students to Management Science - a scientific ap- proach that uses rational analysis and objective reasoning to help managers make better and faster decisions. The module covers a range of manage- ment science methods concentrating on applications rather than theory and its topics are described by examples, with complex theoretical argu- ment kept to a minimum. In today’s complex business environment, firms are required to process ever-increasing amounts of information and operate under fierce competition. These challenges create a growing demand for managers who possess the technical and analytical skills required to exploit the available resources and to improve business performance. Management Specialization
  9. 9. 16 MBA – 712 MARKET RESEARCH Students are taught theories and techniques of planning, conducting and presenting market analyses, sales and market potential, sales forecasts, distribution options, marketing cost and profit projections, and major mar- ket product and advertising studies. The module helps the MBA student develop and practice through appropriate case studies an understanding of how to apply theory to specific marketing problems. MBA – 713 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR This module promotes an understanding of consumer decision processes developed through appropriate applications of behavioural sciences. Consumer decision making processes are further considered in the con- text of environmental and cultural dimensions. The implications of these processes are also considered in relation to product position planning, marketing organizational strategies, and decision-making in strategic market planning. MBA – 718 MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS This module deals with the theoretical background and the practical skills necessary for the management of an organization and its need to communicate strategically and effectively in the contemporary media context. It focuses on the specific tasks of communication within Public Relations, Promotion Advertising. The student is taught how to practi- cally apply methods and communication skills in ways which enhance the functioning of a corporation in the competitive market, while creating and maintaining a strong image internally and externally, within the general organizational marketing strategy. MBA – 719 GLOBAL MARKETING This module teaches the general principles of marketing as related to global markets, including foreign market entry, local marketing and its contribution to global business management. Furthermore, it is designed to develop students’theoretical understanding of strategic market planning through the process of case study and simulation of company decision-making processes. MBA – 721 PORTFOLIO ANALYSIS This module critically examines the management of an investment port- folio under conditions of uncertainty, and choice of strategies to balance performance and risk. Portfolio objectives of individuals, corporations and funds and practical and theoretical problems associated with the techniques of optimal portfolio selection, construction and revision are addressed. Measurement of portfolio performance and related empirical evidence and the role of IT in portfolio management are also covered. MBA – 722 FINANCIAL MARKETS INSTITUTIONS This module provides an understanding of the function of financial mar- kets, the flow of funds, levels of interest rates and interest rate differentials, and analysis of their impact on institutional frameworks. Characteristics and efficiency of the money markets and capital markets and types of instruments issued are examined. International integration of financial markets and institutions and policy implications are also addressed. MBA – 723 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT This module addresses the identification of financial risk and design of optimal risk management programmes and the financial instruments used for financial risk management. Topic areas covered include interest rate fu- tures, stock index futures, currency futures, international financial futures, commodity futures, stock and stock index options, options on futures, swaps, and financial engineering products. MBA – 724 GLOBAL FINANCIAL STRATEGIES The Global Financial Strategies module deals with the theoretical and em- pirical aspects of the strategic financial environment and management of firms that operate in the global business arena. Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) and Trans-National Corporations (TNCs) are the prime concern of this module which develops a body of knowledge, practices, attitudes, and skills, needed to make financial decisions. MBA – 726 WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT This module analyses the long and short-term resource allocation strate- gies used by corporations. The module covers working capital manage- ment, including but not limited to cash management and inventory management models, and combines theory and application. Furthermore, it analyzes intermediate theories and techniques of cash, accounts receiv- able, inventory, and accounts payable management. Marketing Specialization 17 Finance Specialization
  10. 10. MBA-730 E-BUSINESS This module examines the impact of Web and Web 2.0 technologies on marketplace transformation, business process redesign, and management approaches to e-commerce, with an emphasis on business-to-consumer and business-to-business applications. Instruction will be based on an in-depth discussion of actual case studies that cover several industries and business sectors in different countries. MBA-735 COMPUTER NETWORKS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS This module provides a functional understanding of the technical and business aspects of telecommunications. Topics include: elements of a telecommunications system, telecommunications applications, voice com- munications, data transmission, network architectures, protocols, network security, network management and future direction in telecommunica- tions. The module will also provide the student with case studies that demonstrate the dilemmas and challenges CTOs and Computer Network Administrators face in the real world and enables them to build a decision framework for themselves. MBA-736 INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT This module provides students with the basic tools and techniques which are used to design and implement information systems in organisations, with an emphasis on web-based systems. Students will be involved in de- veloping the model of a fairly complex information system. This approach enables practical experience of applying project management tech- niques, understanding potential clients and their needs, using tools and techniques of analysis, and making and evaluating decisions regarding the best approach to take in modelling the system under examination. MBA-738 I.T. PROJECT MANAGEMENT This module examines all issues related to managing IT projects within an organizational context, including the processes related to initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting, and closing a project. Project integration, scope, time, cost, quality control, and risk management are also outlined. Students develop detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets; estimate project resources; allocate/coordinate resources; and interface with management using project management software. 18 19 Studying online gives you the opportunity to adaptYOUR time to the course and not the other way around. MIS Specialization
  11. 11. Contact Information Website: www.ucpmarjononline.co.uk Tel: +44 (0)1752 710 720 Email: info@ucpmarjononline.co.uk University College Plymouth St Mark St John MBA

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